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Cat
Tabby Cat.pngTuxedo Cat.pngRed Cat.pngSiamese Cat.pngBritish Shorthair Cat.pngCalico Cat.pngPersian Cat.pngRagdoll Cat.pngWhite Cat.pngJellie Cat.pngBlack Cat.png
Baby Tabby Cat.pngBaby Tuxedo Cat.pngBaby Red Cat.pngBaby Siamese Cat.pngBaby British Shorthair Cat.pngBaby Calico Cat.pngBaby Persian Cat.pngBaby Ragdoll Cat.pngBaby White Cat.pngBaby Jellie Cat.pngBaby Black Cat.png
Tamed Tabby Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Tuxedo Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Red Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Siamese Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed British Shorthair Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Calico Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Persian Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Ragdoll Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed White Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Jellie Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Black Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Tabby Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Tuxedo Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Red Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Siamese Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed British Shorthair Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Calico Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Persian Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Ragdoll Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed White Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Jellie Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Black Cat with Red Collar.png
Tamed Baby Tabby Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Tuxedo Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Red Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Siamese Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby British Shorthair Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Calico Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Persian Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Ragdoll Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby White Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Jellie Cat with Red Collar.pngTamed Baby Black Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Tabby Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Tuxedo Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Red Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Siamese Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby British Shorthair Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Calico Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Persian Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Ragdoll Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby White Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Jellie Cat with Red Collar.pngSitting Tamed Baby Black Cat with Red Collar.png
Lying down Tabby Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Tuxedo Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Red Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Siamese Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down British Shorthair Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Calico Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Persian Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Ragdoll Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down White Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Jellie Cat with Red Collar.pngLying down Black Cat with Red Collar.png
Health points

10♥♥♥♥♥

Behavior

Passive

Attack strength

3♥♥ against rabbits, chickens and baby turtles only

Size

Adult:
Height: 0.7 Blocks
Width: 0.6 Blocks
Baby:
Height: 0.35 Blocks
Width: 0.3 Blocks

Spawn

Villages, Swamp hut.

Internal ID

BE: 75

Namespaced ID

cat

Cats are tameable passive mobs that are found in villages.

Spawning[edit]

Villages[edit]

Untamed cats spawn in villages as long as there is at least one villager and four beds. One cat spawns for every four valid beds, with a maximum of 10 cats.

Cats can spawn every 1200 ticks (1 minute) in a village (5 occupied beds). A random player is selected (including spectators), a random location 8-32 blocks in +/- x/z (based on player location) is chosen and if that is less than 2 chunks from a village with less than 5 cats, a cat spawns there.

Swamp Hut[edit]

One untamed black cat generates along with a witch inside swamp huts upon world generation. This cat never despawns.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

During a full moon, 50% of cats that spawn are black. 25% of cats spawn as kittens.

Drops[edit]

Adult cats drop:

Upon successful breeding, 1–7 is dropped.

Like other baby animals, killing a kitten yields no items or experience.

Behavior[edit]

Cats are immune to fall damage, but they still avoid falling off cliffs high enough to normally cause fall damage.

Cats can still see players even with the Invisibility status effect.

With the exception of a faster pace, kittens obey the same behavior as adults.

Cats hiss at phantoms that are currently pursuing a player.‌[JE only]

Creepers and phantoms avoid cats, even while pursuing a player, keeping a distance of 6 and 16 blocks away respectively from any cats. However, a creeper that has begun its detonation does not flee unless the player leaves its blast radius.

Cats float in water; kittens in the water eventually perish from drowning if not rescued. A drowning kitten can be rescued with a lead or by teleporting to its owner.

Stray cat[edit]

A stray cat is an untamed cat. Naturally spawned cats always spawn as stray cats.

Unlike untamed wolves, stray cats may despawn.

Stray cats pursue and attack chickens[JE only], rabbits and baby turtles up to a distance of 15 blocks.

Even though they spawn in villages, they don't necessarily remain there; instead, they explore.

Stray cats avoid being 8 blocks or nearer from any player (unless they are sneaking‌[BE only]). If a player holds a raw cod or salmon, the stray cat slowly gets close enough to feed it, taming the cat (see § Taming below).

Stray cats can be leashed.

Breeding[edit]

Two cats with a newly bred kitten.

When tamed cats are fed an uncooked cod or salmon, they enter love mode. Breeding creates a kitten, and the parents cannot breed again for 5 minutes. The kitten has the coloring of and belongs to the owner of one of the parents. Two sitting cats are unable to breed, but a mobile cat can breed with a sitting cat, in which case the mobile cat's owner also owns the kitten.

The growth of kittens can be slowly accelerated using raw cod or salmon. Each fish reduces the growth time remaining by 10%.

Healing[edit]

Feeding a damaged tamed cat an uncooked cod or salmon restores its health by 2♥. Unlike tamed wolves, a tamed cat's tail is not an indicator of its health.

Appearance[edit]

From left to right: tabby, tuxedo, red, siamese, British shorthair, calico, Persian, ragdoll, white, and black.
The unused tamed gray tabby texture in Bedrock Edition.[1]

Despite sharing the same model, cats are smaller than ocelots. There are currently 22 skins (11 cat skins for adult, 11 cat skins for baby) that cats can have, with one being Jellie, the cat of YouTuber GoodTimesWithScar, who was chosen by the community in a Twitter vote.[2] The current skins are:

  • Tabby Cat.png Tabby (brown and white with yellow eyes)
  • Tuxedo Cat.png Tuxedo (black and white with green eyes)
  • Red Cat.png Red (orange and white with green eyes)
  • Siamese Cat.png Siamese (white and pale brown with blue eyes)
  • British Shorthair Cat.png British shorthair (silver with yellow eyes)
  • Calico Cat.png Calico (orange, white and dark brown with yellow and blue eyes)
  • Persian Cat.png Persian (creamy with blue eyes)
  • Ragdoll Cat.png Ragdoll (white and soft amber with blue eyes)
  • White Cat.png White (white with light blue and yellow eyes)
  • Jellie Cat.png Jellie (gray and white with gray-green eyes)
  • Black Cat.png Black (black with orange eyes)
  • Baby Tabby Cat.png Tabby (Baby) (brown and white with yellow eyes)
  • Baby Tuxedo Cat.png Tuxedo (Baby) (black and white with green eyes)
  • Baby Red Cat.png Red (Baby) (orange and white with green eyes)
  • Baby Siamese Cat.png Siamese (Baby) (white and pale brown with blue eyes)
  • Baby British Shorthair Cat.png British shorthair (Baby) (silver with yellow eyes)
  • Baby Calico Cat.png Calico (Baby) (orange, white and dark brown with yellow and blue eyes)
  • Baby Persian Cat.png Persian (Baby) (creamy with blue eyes)
  • Baby Ragdoll Cat.png Ragdoll (Baby) (white and soft amber with blue eyes)
  • Baby White Cat.png White (Baby) (white with light blue and yellow eyes)
  • Baby Jellie Cat.png Jellie (Baby) (gray and white with gray-green eyes)
  • Baby Black Cat.png Black (Baby) (black with orange eyes)

In the default resource pack, a texture file for a tamed gray tabby exists.‌[BE only][1] It is however completely unused and can't be spawned in-game.

Like tamed wolves, tamed cats also have a collar on their necks. The color of the cat's collar is red when tamed and can be changed by using dyes.

Taming[edit]

A sitting tamed black cat.

Stray cats can be tamed using raw cod or raw salmon. Once tamed, cats follow the player who tamed them. They do not despawn, no longer fear the player and purr or meow frequently. Like wolves, and with the same limits, they can teleport to a player who moves 12 blocks away.

The player can order a cat to sit by pressing use on it, and order a sitting cat to stand by pressing use again. The player cannot be holding raw cod or salmon to command a cat to sit or stand. Cats also sit on certain things of their own accord (see below).

Cats sitting on a bed.

Unless commanded to sit, tamed cats do not remain still for long and explore around the player.

A cat not already sitting attempts to get on top of chests, the foot part of beds, or active furnaces at the cat's current Y-level within a 4-block-radius square horizontally, and once on top often assumes a sitting position without a command from the player. A cat will also occasionally attempt to sit on these blocks if the blocks are at ground level. A chest with a cat sitting on top of it becomes unusable unless the cat is commanded to stand. Cats often enter nearby boats, trapping themselves. Cats that sit on their own can be ordered to stand, or they may get up if the player holds a raw fish nearby. The cat can also be brought down by removing the block or pushing it off. A cat can also be forcibly moved by attacking it. A cat does not sit on a block that is obstructed by another block above it.

If a player is harmed by a hostile mob or a harming potion, but not by environmental damage, a cat sitting in proximity to the player stands, moves a few blocks from its sitting location, and then resumes sitting.

Teleportation[edit]

Cats teleport to the player if they are more than 12 blocks from the player, except where listed below. It is possible for a tamed cat to teleport to an inaccessible location (e.g. under ice) and be injured or suffocate of various causes as a result.

A cat does not teleport:

  • If the cat has been ordered to sit.
    • Exception: The cat is likely to teleport if it is injured while sitting (it does not sit after it teleports). A dramatic example is if a cat sitting outside is struck by lightning, in which case the cat materializes on fire.
    • Exception: If a kitten is told to sit, and grows up while the chunk it is sitting in is still loaded, it teleports to the player and materializes still sitting.
  • If the cat is attempting to sit on a chest, bed, or furnace.
  • If the cat is in a minecart.
  • If the cat has been attached to a fence post with a lead.
  • If the cat is in an unloaded chunk.
  • If none of the blocks on the edge of a 5×5×1 region centered on the player are transparent blocks with an opaque block below and another transparent block above.
  • If the player is in another dimension: A cat remains in its current dimension until the player returns.
  • If the cat is in water: The cat teleports to the player upon leaving the water.

Cat teleportation is completely silent, which is not an oversight.[3]

Gifts[edit]

When the player sleeps, tamed cats move toward their owner and sleep near them. When the player wakes, their tamed cats also wake. There is a 70% chance for a tamed cat to give the player a gift after they wake up, but only if the player sleeps at night (if the player sleeps during a thunderstorm during the daytime, the player receives no gift). The gift is a dropped item from the cat_morning_gift.json loot table:

Gift Weight Chance
Rabbit's foot 531 16.13%
Rabbit hide 531 16.13%
String 531 16.13%
Rotten flesh 531 16.13%
Feather 531 16.13%
Raw chicken 531 16.13%
Phantom membrane 131 3.22%

Sounds[edit]

The following sounds section uses an outdated format and should be redone using {{Sound table}}.
You can help by converting the contents of this section into a sound table template.
Examples can be seen at Bee#Sounds and Ladder#Sounds.
The wikicode should be laid out neatly as in these examples for improved readability.
Remember to include a foot parameter so the table appears in the correct place. Do NOT convert the table using Visual Editor.
Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Cat meows entity.cat.ambient subtitles.entity.cat.ambient ? ? 1, 3 = 0.6
2, 4 = 0.5
16
Cat begs entity.cat.beg_for_food (Strays play this when players holding fish) ? ? 0.7 16
Cat dies entity.cat.death subtitles.entity.cat.death ? 0.9 0.75 16
Cat eats entity.cat.eat (Plays when fed with fish) ? ? 1 16
Cat hiss entity.cat.hiss (Plays when phantom comes near) ? ? 0.4 16
Cat hurts entity.cat.hurt subtitles.entity.cat.hurt ? ? 0.65 16
Cat purrs entity.cat.purr subtitles.entity.cat.ambient ? ? 0.7 16
Cat meows entity.cat.purreow subtitles.entity.cat.ambient ? ? 0.5 16
Cat meows entity.cat.stray_ambient subtitles.entity.cat.ambient ? ? 0.35 16

Data values[edit]

Cats have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob.

Cat type

[edit]

Collar color

[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Where Have You Been?Receive a gift from a tamed cat in the morning.The gift must be picked up from the ground.20GBronze
Plethora of CatsBefriend twenty stray cats.20GSilver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

The Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals togetherHusbandryhusbandry/breed_an_animal

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Best Friends Forever
Tame an animalHusbandryhusbandry/tame_an_animal

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Two by Two
Breed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 15 mobs. ‌In Java Edition 1.16[upcoming], hoglins and striders are also required for this advancement. A trader llama does not count as a llama, and donkeys and mules count as horses. Other breedable mobs, if any, are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

A Complete Catalogue
Tame all cat variants!Best Friends Foreverhusbandry/complete_catalogue

History[edit]

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The specific instructions are: Tuxedo kitten during 18w43a (including its tamed kitten).
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Please remove this notice once you've added suitable sounds to the article. The specific instructions are: Cat hiss1.ogg and hiss3.ogg before and after the fix of MC-114000
Java Edition
1.2.112w04aTuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png
Baby Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Baby Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Baby Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added cats, which can be tamed from ocelots.
12w05aTaming ocelots into cats is now easier.
Cats can now be sat down by pressing the use item control.[4]
Cats have now become immune to fall damage.
Cats now frighten creepers.
12w06aCats now have sounds.
Cats now try to jump on a bed if one is present.
1.2.4Jeb has now made cats "more realistic... probably more annoying".[5] They now sit on beds and also active furnaces and chests.
1.5preKittens now sometimes despawn upon becoming adults. This can be prevented by feeding them a fish once they are an adult.
1.814w02aBaby cat growth can now be accelerated using raw cod.
14w10aCats named using a name tag now display death messages to the owner.
1.915w38aAll cats – even unnamed cats – now display death messages to their owner.
1.1016w20aA cat spawn egg has now been added, which spawn ocelots with cat textures.
pre2The cat spawn egg has now been removed.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID of cats and ocelots has now been changed from Ozelot to ocelot.
September 29, 2018Stray cats are announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
1.1418w43aTuxedo Cat Revision 2.png Red Cat.png Siamese Cat.png The textures of cats have now been updated.
18w44aAdded stray cats.
Cats have now been split from ocelots into their own mob.
Cats are now tamed from stray cats rather than ocelots.
Cats now scare off phantoms, sleep with players and give them gifts when waking up.
Tabby Cat.png British Shorthair Cat.png Calico Cat.png Persian Cat.png Ragdoll Cat.png White Cat.png Black Cat.png Seven more cat textures have now been added.
Reimplemented the spawn egg.
November 19, 2018A vote for the ninth cat has now concluded and the texture has now been revealed.
18w47bTuxedo Cat.png The tuxedo cat's texture has now been changed.
18w50aCats can now spawn in villages.
Jellie Cat.png Added a skin of the winner of the community cat contest, Jellie.
19w14aCats can now naturally spawn in villages, instead of only upon world generation.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added cats.
build 2Added a tame button for ocelots, so they can now be tamed into cats.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Added stray cats.
Cats have now been split from ocelots into their own mob.
Cats are now tamed from stray cats rather than ocelots.
Tuxedo Cat Revision 2.png Red Cat.png Siamese Cat.png The textures of cats have now been updated.
Tabby Cat.png British Shorthair Cat.png Calico Cat.png Persian Cat.png Ragdoll Cat.png White Cat.png Black Cat.png Seven more cat textures have now been added.
Tamed Gray Tabby Cat with Red Collar.png In the default resource pack, a texture file for a tamed gray tabby cat exists. However, it is completely unused and cannot be spawned in-game.
Cats now scare off phantoms.
Cats now sleep with players and give them gifts when waking up.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Jellie Cat.png Added the Jellie skin.
Cats are now healed when fed raw cod and raw salmon.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.3Cats can now spawn in player created registered villages.
Population of cats is 1 for every 4 valid beds, which is capped at 10 cats per village.
Legacy Console Edition
TU12CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Red Tabby Cat Revision 0.png Tuxedo Cat Revision 0.png Siamese Cat Revision 0.png Added cats, which can be tamed from ocelots.
TU13Added a sound for hitting ocelots and cats.
TU141.04Baby ocelots and cats can now be spawned by using Left trigger/L2 trigger/ZL button on an adult form of that mob using a spawn egg.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Baby cat growth can now be accelerated using raw cod. Other fish may or may not be effective.
1.83Added cats as a separate mob from ocelots
Tabby Cat.png British Shorthair Cat.png Calico Cat.png Persian Cat.png Ragdoll Cat.png White Cat.png Black Cat.png Added new skins for cats.
Cats now spawn in villages and can be tamed with fish.
Cats scare off phantoms, sleep with players and give them gifts.
1.90Jellie Cat.png Added the Jellie skin.
Cats are now healed when fed raw cod and raw salmon.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Cat" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • The tuxedo cat is based on Jeb's pet cat, Newton,[6] who has since passed away.[7]
  • Unlike in Minecraft, real-life cats were domesticated from African wildcats, which primarily inhabit savannas.
  • In MINECON Earth 2018, Jeb announced that the community would be able to vote for a 9th cat skin to be added with the rest of the other 8 cat skins. As a result, GoodTimesWithScar’s cat Jellie won the contest and was added in Village and Pillage, making the second mob variation that was suggested by the community, the first being "Toast", a rabbit skin.
  • The calico cat and white cat appear to have heterochromia (The eyes are two different colors).
  • It is currently possible to breed two calico variants together. This is not possible in real life, as almost all calico cats are female, and males are sterile.
  • The calico cat skin's fur pattern bares a striking resemblance to that of Winslow, from Minecraft: Story Mode, with the only differences being the eye color and the mirrored fur pattern. These differences can easly be ignored as the episode which the cat appears in was released two years before calico cats were added into the game.
  • In real life, cats have been known for their ability to flip upright during a fall, particularly larger ones; though they still might be injured by landing. This fact is reflected in Minecraft because they take absolutely no fall damage.

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